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BioNano Genomics scores $53 mln Series C

San Diego-based BioNano Genomics, a provider of genome mapping, has closed $53 million in Series C financing. Legend Capital and Novartis Venture Fund led the round with participation from Federated Kaufmann Fund, Monashee Investment Management, Domain Associates, Battelle Ventures and Gund Investment Corp. In conjunction with the funding, Dr. Darren Cai of Legend Capital and Dr. Campbell Murray of Novartis Venture Fund have been added to BioNano’s board of directors.

CURF adds Warren to board

The Clemson University Research Foundation, a nonprofit organization that manages the technology transfer functions of Clemson University in South Carolina, has named Battelle Ventures general partner Tracy Warren to its board of directors. Warren has worked closely with the technology transfer and economic development organizations in various medical centers, universities and laboratories around the country, including six of the U.S. Department of Energy National Laboratories and the health and life sciences division of Battelle Memorial Institute, a nonprofit research and development organization.

Micro Interventional Devices Secures Part of Series B Led by Originate Ventures

Micro Interventional Devices, an emerging cardiovascular medical device company, has secured $3.5 million of its expected $5 million Series B financing. The initial tranche was led by Originate Ventures with existing investor, Battelle Ventures also participating in the round. In conjunction with the financing Mike Gausling, managing partner of Originate Ventures, will join the MID board of directors.

Itron Acquires VC-backed SmartSynch

Itron, a provider of energy and water resource management solutions is to acquire Jackson, Mississippi-based SmartSynch in a $100 million transaction. SmartSynch is a provider of point-to-point smart grid solutions that use a cellular network for communications. Backers of the company include Kinetic Ventures, JP Morgan, Endeavor Capital Management, Nth Power, GulfSouth Capital, Siemens Venture […]

Proterro Adds Directors

Harrison F. Dillon, Thomas Dries, and Christos Papadopoulos will join Proterro’s board of directors. The company develops Protose, a feedstock that enables the production of biofuels. Founded in 2008, the company is backed by Battelle Ventures and Braemar Energy Ventures.

BioNanomatrix Closes $23.3M Series B

BioNanomatrix Inc., a developer of nanoscale, single-molecule imaging and analysis platforms, has raised $23.3 million in Series B financing. Domain Associates led the round, with participation from new investor Gund Investment Corporation and existing shareholders Battelle Ventures, Innovation Valley Partners and KT Venture Group joining the round. Domain Associates has offices in Princeton, N.J., and San Diego.

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